Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (May 14-20)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Nada Atieh and Kristan Obeng spent four months tracking hundreds of students who dropped contact with schools in three California counties for USA Today Network-California.

Chris Quintana of USA TODAY chronicles a veteran’s experience with a for-profit college and examines what critics call a breakdown in the rules intended to protect students from predatory for-profit schools. 

A California superintendent decided to keep her district closed through the end of the school year due to her community’s COVID-19 trauma and grief, reports Los Angeles TimesMelissa Gomez.

Two years after committing to pay part-time workers a living wage, Shelby County Schools still hasn’t followed through, reports Julia Baker of Chalkbeat Tennessee.

Critics say the Florida education commissioner’s new rule would prevent students from studying critical truths about the nation’s history, reports Tampa Bay TimesJeffrey S. Solochek.
 

A Denver public charter middle school is helping students learn about wildfires while connecting their study to Indigenous traditions, reports Jenny Brundin for Colorado Public Radio.

Data shows corporal punishment persists, even in states and districts where it is explicitly outlawed, explains Mark Keierleber of The 74.

Jennifer Pignolet of Akron Beacon Journal shares what it means to four Black high schoolers that the next superintendent of Akron Public Schools is a Black woman.

For The Hechinger Report, Melissa B. Taboada tells the story of a Texas community college professor who is helping her students complete a very challenging semester. 

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